Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte

Academic Center, 801 West Trade Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
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  • The Charlotte Campus offers bachelors, associate and certificate programs. Located in financial center of the New South, home to 299 Fortune 500 companies, the campus offers links to local, national and global industry in a modern, fast-paced university setting. Our pioneering approach to academics combines classroom education with industry-specific skills. Our academic programs blend the theoretical with the practical and are designed with industry input, so you?ll graduate with the knowledge and skills employers are seeking. We'll provide you with hands-on learning in small classroom settings, training on industry-specific software, leadership development and community service opportunities, a faculty with significant industry experience, the opportunity to take classes in your major in your first term, innovative concentrations, opportunities to study overseas. One-third of your coursework will consist of arts and sciences classes, so you'll develop the critical thinking, analytical and communications skills necessary for long-term career progression. At our Providence Campus, we also offer graduate programs in education and business.

School Highlights

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte serves 1,681 students (99% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Top Placements

Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte places among the top 20% of community colleges in North Carolina for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 100 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte(NC) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profitPublic
Total Faculty100 staff141 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte diversity score of 0.67 is more than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,681 students2,012 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:118:1
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# Full-Time Students1,661 students757 students
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# Part-Time Students20 students1,362 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
1,248610
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
6%
10%
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% Black
44%
22%
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% White
35%
55%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.670.63
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,800$27,500
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $28,539 is more than the state average of $22,780. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$28,539$22,780
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%77%
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Median Debt for Graduates$24,500$11,173
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,667$5,895
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Acceptance Rate86%86%
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte is Central Piedmont Community College (1.0 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For North Carolina public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,528 per year for in-state students and $8,242 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $22,780 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in North Carolina is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

North Carolina community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in North Carolina is Richmond Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.